Asperg is a most interesting place. Not all of its history can be romanticized, as some of it was considerably dark. Asperg’s train station was once used by the Nazis to transport thousands of people East towards Poland.
Nonetheless, today it is an absolute beautiful city with some fascinating museums. As well as managing to capitalize on its rich cultural activities.
One of Asperg’s most notable landmarks is the Hohenasperg Fortress. This massive building, built of dark stone, is most famous for housing Germany’s political prisoners throughout the centuries. There’s an entire museum dedicated to those who were held captive within its prison walls.
For something a bit on the lighter side, a trip over to the Fire Brigade Museum is necessary. What kid doesn’t love a firetruck; and here you’ll see how the science of fire fighting has changed over the years with exhibits on equipment of years gone by.
If you’re looking to imbibe a little of the vino, then the Viticulture Museum would be in order. This is serious wine country and the growing of grapes has gone on for countless centuries.
Speaking of centuries past, don’t forget to visit the grave of a 3rd century B.C. Celtic Prince on the Kleinaspergle. There are many more prehistoric graves to be found up there on the picturesque hillside.
Asperg’s not entirely all history. It’s a place of refined culture with some comedic relief thrown in. The town is well known for holding many classical and chamber musical concerts throughout the year. You’ll also find the Swabia Stage, where many a comedy is performed.
So, if you find yourself in Stuttgart go grab a ticket on the Stuttgart-Würzburg Rail Line and you’ll be in this jolly grand town in 20 minutes flat. Even if the ride was actually longer, Asperg would most definitely be worth it.